Jesse, our Chief Executive Farmer, talks with Money Magazine about his family’s journey from near bankruptcy to now working with dozens of small, organic and free range partner farms to produce Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.
Our own Jesse Laflamme is one of the experts quoted in this article discussing some of the major trends shaping the food industry. Tonya Garcia at MarketWatch explores some of the recent mega-mergers in the food industry to try to understand what is driving them. Jesse explains that much of it is bigger companies looking for the greater authenticity and trust that many smaller food producers possess.
Pete and Gerry’s was featured in an article from the Washington Post about USDA organic eggs and how they are produced.
“The vast majority of small “organic” egg farms in the United States do allow their hens outside. For example, all the farms that produce eggs for the Pete and Gerry’s brand are required to let their hens out.
‘We think that’s what consumers expect of organic eggs,’ said Jesse Laflamme, co-owner and chief executive at Pete and Gerry’s Organics.”
Watch an interview with CEO Jesse Laflamme on the New Hampshire Chronicle! Jesse talks about the book written by Pete and Gerry’s about organic egg farming. He also talks about how Pete and Gerry’s was the first organic egg farm in the industry.
In an article published by bonappetit.com Alex Beggs explains why medium eggs exist.
“So I called up Jesse LaFlamme, the chief executive farmer of Pete and Gerry’s organic eggs. Yes, I too was disappointed his name was neither Pete nor Gerry. (Okay, Gerry is Jesse’s father). He told me that medium eggs are typically from younger hens. They’re the hen’s first round, so to speak, so they’re smaller and have a thicker shell. He even thinks they might have a tastier yolk, but he admits, “that might be in my head.” Things get a bit scrambled in there. Too much? Sorry.”
A recent article published by vitals.lifehacker.com explains how any food companies find the FDA’s definition of “healthy” to be out dated and are pushing for them to redefine what healthy really means, which is good news for the egg industry.
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs: “As the owner [of] Pete & Gerry’s Organics LLC, a Certified Humane, free-range, network of small family farms, it’s not often that I see eye to eye with the [United Egg Producers], as we disagree on farming practices. Where we do agree is that eggs are a very healthy food.”
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs was named in one of the 7 Best Clean Dairy and Dairy-Free Products by cleaneatingmag.com.
“These top-quality, grade-A eggs come from free-range, certified-humane hens fed with 100% organic feed. $6, peteandgerrys.com for where to buy.”
A recent article on forbes.com explains that the new organic welfare standards my be in jeopardy as the USDA announced important amendments to its animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry.
“Most companies operating under the USDA organic logo are also in favour of these new standards. Perdue Farms, the largest broiler chicken producer in America, supports the new standards as they plan to expand their organic business in the coming years. Pete & Gerry’s, the largest organic egg producer in the US, is already in compliance with the new rules.”